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Advanced Project Management

Take your projects and teams further

The Advanced Project Management course is designed to provide participants with a deeper understanding of project management, the use of specialized tools and templates, and the skills needed to manage the people side of projects. Through this two day course, you will enhance your competencies in the Project Management Institute’s 10 knowledge areas and five process groups. Develop and apply concepts learned in fundamental project management training and expand on those provided in Masters and graduate level certificate programs.

  What You Will Learn

The Advanced Project Management course will provide participants with a deeper understanding of project management as well as the skills to manage the people side of projects, including the use of specialized project management tools and templates.   During the course, participants will gain knowledge on the following topics:

  • Very brief review of project management fundamentals
  • Examination of project management best practices of the last two years (for example, stage gating, maintaining a sense of urgency, meaningful reporting, managing by the numbers, etc.)
  • Importance of business requirements, business cases and profitable proposals.

Examination of all 10 knowledge areas introduced in fundamental project management training with a focus on:

  • Communications Management
  • Negotiation
  • Necessary conversations
  • Risk Management and Time Management
  • Schedule development and creation of Gantt charts
  • Human Resource Management
  • How to influence, engage and motivate team members for peak performance
  • How to deal with team dysfunction
  • Team Development (selecting skills, recruiting, and launching the team)


  • A simulated construction project is woven throughout the two days with phases that permit all team members to fulfill the role of a project manager.  The project manager will have to effectively manage their teams to be successful.

  Program Content

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Determine business requirements
  • Develop a project proposal
  • Develop a project plan
  • Manage stakeholders
  • Identify project risk and mitigation strategies
  • Monitor and control a routine project by the numbers
  • Monitor and manage a project team
  • Problem solve 
  • Resolve project conflict

Detailed Agenda:
Day One

8:30 – 8:45      Introductions
8:45 – 9:30      Review of Project Management Fundamentals
9:30 – 10:00    Stakeholder Engagement

  • Communications

10:00 – 10:15  Break
10:15 – 11:00  Stakeholder Engagement

  • Influence
  • Trust Building
  • Tools

11:00 – 11:45 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

  • Process
  • Tools
  • Case Study

11:45 – 12:45   Lunch
12:45 – 1:15    Case Conclusion and Debrief 
1:15 – 3:00      Proposal

  • Background
  • Create a Bid

3:00 – 3:15      Break
3:15 – 4:15      Planning

  • Background
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure

4:15 – 4:30      Lessons Learned

  • Project Bid and Planning
  • Team Performance


Day 2

8:30 – 8:45      Re-cap Day One
8:45 – 9:15      Finish Gantt Chart
9:15 – 9:45      Risk Management

  • Process
  • Risk Identification and Prioritization

9:45 – 10:00    Break
10:00 – 10:30  Earned Value

  • Process
  • Practice

10:30 – 11:00  Team Building

  • Process
  • Assessment

11:00 – 11:45  Build One

  • First 20 Minute Build
  • Assess Project Performance
  • Debrief Project
    • Debrief Team Performance

11:45 – 12:45  Lunch
12:45 – 1:15    Debrief Build One
1:15 – 2:00      Build Two

  • Second 20 Minute Build
  • Assess Project Performance
  • Debrief Project
  • Debrief Team Performance

2:00 – 2:45      Build Three

  • Third 20 Minute Build
  • Assess Project Performance
  • Debrief Project
  • Debrief Team Performance

2:45 – 3:00      Break
3:00 – 3:45      Build Four (if necessary)

  • Fourth 20 Minute Build
  • Assess Project Performance
  • Debrief Project
  • Debrief Team Performance

3:45 – 4:15      Quality Testing

  • Perform Quality Testing of Constructed Deliverable

4:15 – 4:30      Wrap-up

  Who Attends

The two day Advanced Project Management course is designed for those who are responsible for managing projects, or who find themselves members of a project team in any industry. This is an advanced course for active project participants and assumes a minimum of a basic level of project management experience and training.

  • Seasoned project managers
  • Those undertaking unique projects
  • Corporate department heads
  • Senior executives with business planning responsibilities
  • Systems, manufacturing and operations personnel
  • Engineering professionals
  • Technology managers and research managers
  • Event managers

  Fees and cancellations

Course tuition for the Advanced Project Management course includes:

  • Lunch and Refreshments
  • Course Materials

$1254.75 ($1195 plus G.S.T. including refreshments, lunch and all course materials).

Team Savings:

  • Save 10% per registrant with a group registration: 3 or more people from the same organisation registering at the same time.
  • Seating is limited so register today! Please fill out the online registration form and select 10% group discount as the payment option.

*Discounts cannot be combined with any other discount or special offer.

A full refund can be issued for written cancellations received a minimum of 21 days before the program start date. Cancellations received with less than 21 days notice will be refunded less a $200 administration fee.


Dale Christenson, PhD, PMP
President, Project Management Centre of Excellence Inc.

Dr. Dale Christenson, president of the Project Management Centre of Excellence Inc., specializes in project management training and consulting. Dale is a Certified Management Consultant and Project Management Professional. He combines an extensive academic background with real-world expertise in the areas of program and portfolio management, organizational development, change management and critical project success factors. He's held various project management leadership positions in the public and private sectors.

Dale has a Doctorate in Project Management from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Australia and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas and certificates in Criminology, Counseling Psychology and Project Management. Dale has 10 peer reviewed journal articles to his credit and is a frequent speaker at conferences. He is the winner of the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project of the Year Award and the winner of the Canadian Institute of Public Administration Leadership Award.

  Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Attendees to this program are entitled to 14 Professional Development Units from the Project Management Institute® upon completion
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Dates and Location:

Victoria and Vancouver Spring 2018 dates coming soon! 
9:00 am – 4:30 pm each day

Fee: $1254.75 ($1195 plus G.S.T. including refreshments, lunch and all course materials).

This course takes place at:


Vancouver Island Technology Park
#2201 - 4464 Markham Street
Victoria, BC V8Z 7X8


Cotto Training Venue (above Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria)

Second Floor, 6011 Hastings Street
Burnaby, BC V5B 1R8

To discuss this course further:

call 250.721.6429 or email:

Other Project Management programs offered at UVic:
Masters Certificate in Project ManagementPMP Exam Prep
Contact: University of Victoria, Peter B. Gustavson, School of Business
   PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria BC V8W 2Y2, Canada
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